This happens to be one of my Favorite Friday's of the whole year for many reasons which include a birthday dinner tonight for the Mr. below at a favorite restaurant. It kicks off the 4th holiday for us and we are looking forward to great memories made. My wish for yours is a fabulous weekend to create some amazing memories of your own!! Onto favorites...some really good ones this week.

1. This Birthday Boy
My Mr. Nine has a birthday today! This guy still makes my heart go pitter patter when he walks in a room. This hottie makes me laugh, makes me a better person and makes all my dreams come true. He's building me the house I've been dreaming of but I'd live in a shack without plumbing with this you know that's LOVE!!! 
Happy Birthday Babe!
His Favorite Cake Recipe HERE

Look at my babe on his Big Wheel....
His smile still lights up the world, especially mine!

And my mom makes him his favorite pie every year: Rhubarb!

Poppy Red Dress Post HERE

2. Day Date
We had the best day date in Southern Michigan on a glorious 74 degree day! Rooftop eating, walk to the beach, town shops browsing and ending at our favorite brewery people watching, of course.
My favorite drink at The Stray Dog: Blue Wave

My Favorite food to get here: Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls and the Fish ever!!

Onto our favorite Brewery call Greenbush where I always get my little 6 oz.

Dress from Target HERE
(just wait til you see the tassel back)

3. Week's Attire
Lots of patriotic wear of course
The Loft top, Amazing necklace, Michael Kors pants

JC Penny top and cardigan

Target Top, Target cardi. The loft pants and necklace

4. 4th of July Vest
I saw this vest in Meijer and could not resist.
Stripes on the back and all.

More Inspo

5. Misc. Fun
Just look at these hard workers and Daisy supervising of course. They scooped out every last bit of rock and put down dark mulch. Worked their tails off two weekends in a row to amp up our curb appeal for sell time. This past Sunday I made them a new, hearty pasta dish and will share the recipe soon.

And look at what's going down, or should I say "up" at the new property:
This is part of the basement, I couldn't fit it all in and I was up on a high dirt mound!

Happy Canada Day to all my FRIENDS up North tomorrow!! This is a big one.....150 years!!!!! Have so much fun celebrating your beautiful country!!

You know I could not have a Friday Favorite 4th edition without a sweet treat to celebrate with. This colorful cheesecake is calling my name!
Recipe HERE

Let's get this party started!!!! Happy Flipping' Weekend!!!! 

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  1. I am loving that anchor shirt paired with the red cardigan!! Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Happy birthday to your guy. Looks like he had a good one. I'm lovin' that patriotic vest you're wearing.

  3. Happy happy birthday to your main man!! Hope you guys have the best time celebrating all weekend long! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Happy Birthday to your husband, Andrea! And look how cute Daisy is -- I'm sure she loves supervising just like Ella! Looks like you guys had a great time on your day date -- I love your dress! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  5. LOVE that dress!!! So exciting to see house progress, can't wait for the finished pics! Happy 4th friend!!

  6. Happy Birthday to your man! It looks like y'all have had an amazing week of celebrating, playing and plenty of work too! I hope you have an amazing weekend to follow it. Also that cake looks amazing! I need to check that out.

  7. I just ordered the target dress - Tassle back looks super cute ...
    Also love the vest, heading to Meijer this afternoon !!

  8. Awww Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine! I hope y'all enjoy celebrating! That dress you wore at The Stray Dog is SO ADORABLE! Like...I need it in my closet now! Hope you have such a fabulous weekend!

    Rosy Outlook

  9. I always love your posts! They are just full of fun and interesting stuff not to mention the great outfits! Thank you for joining the Ladies Who Link Up today! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  10. Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine. You guys are the cutest/great looking couple! What a fun day date. Have a happy extra long weekend lovely!

  11. Happy Birthday to the Mr.! I can't wait to see more pictures of your new house - how exciting. Have a great weekend!

    Daily Style Finds

  12. Great post, Andrea. Looks like your new house is moving along. Love your outfit for your day date. Hope your man has a great birthday and you have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Happy birthday to Mr. Nine! I hope that y'all have the best time celebrating! It also looks like y'all had fun at the brewery! And in my opinion there's nothing better than people watching!

  14. Hope you guys have so much fun celebrating the Mr.! I love that Target dress- I had not seen it in stores, so I need to do some online shopping. We're going to an engagement party in a few weeks, and I still can't decide what to wear. Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. OK - I gotta stop by Meijer & see if they have any more of those vests - THE CUTEST!
    Happy Birthday to your love. Hope you all have a great time celebrating & a wonderful weekend <3 XOXO

  16. Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine!! I hope you guys have the best weekend celebrating. Your day date looks like so much fun! I love all of your fun outfits too. Haha Daisy supervising is perfect. I can't wait to see the house progress. We are really hoping to build one day. Beautifully Candid

  17. Happy Birthday to you guy! Have the best weekend celebrating him!

  18. Happy birthday to Mr. Nine! I'd tell you to spoil him rotten, but I'm sure you already have it covered. I am a sucker for red, white and blue so you have me wanting everything. And so exciting that the house is going up. I can't wait to see more! Have a fabulous weekend!

  19. Happy birthday to your hubby!!! And you are rocking the Americana outfits--love them all!!! The new house is coming along:)


  20. Happy Birthday to the wonderful Mr. Nine! I have no doubt he will be celebrated it the best possible way. You two are just so precious and it's very apparent that y'all go together like peanut butter and jelly! I love that striped sundress. Darling! Y'all have the best 4th weekend ever. XOXO

  21. Happy birthday to Mr. Nine! And on another note, keep the house pictures coming!!!! I just eat those up!! Building our house was one of the most fun things we have ever done!!!!

  22. Happy birthday to Mr. Nine! I love rhubarb pie! Love all of the 4th of July fashion inspo! Have a great weekend!

  23. Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine! I am loving that dress you got at Target. Might see if mine has it today. I hope you have the best weekend!

  24. Happy Birthday to Mr. Nine! I hope you have a great holiday weekend.

    P.S. - I love your red dress!

  25. GURL. FRAN!! Dang, you and Mr. Nine clean up nice! I mean, y'all look like Ken and Barbie!! Ken with dark hair, of course! Please tell that man of yours that I said Happy Birthday! Gosh, I hope we get to meet y'all SOOOONNNN!! Enjoy your weekend, Sweetie! Nothing better than celebrating, in my opinion! #Cheers

  26. Happy Birthday to the Mr!!! You two are a couple to look up to! I can feel the love and I don't personally know you two! Love that!! Have fun celebrating him! And oh my goodness look at all your boys helping out! I cannot wait to see your new house, it's going to be amazing! When is it suppose to be done?

  27. You guys are just so cute together! Happy birthday to him! Loving all your 4th of July inspired looks.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  28. All of your pictures are SO cute! Love the dress from Target!

  29. Happpppy birthday!!!!!!! Oh I know this is such a fun weekend for you all! Enjoy every second and nanosecond! I ADORE you! I also adore cheesecake and all those hot little outfits!!! Xoxo

  30. Such exciting news that your house build has started! Happy birthday to your hubby - and have a fantastic weekend, friend!

  31. Happy birthday to Mr Nine! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a great time celebrating! That Target dress is just beautiful, love all of the colours in it!

    Happy 4th July!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  32. Happy Birthday! Happy weekend!

  33. That cheesecake cake looks amazing!

  34. Happy, Happy Birthday to the fabulous Mr Nine! Thanks for showing progress on your new home. Hope all goes bumps or hitches or glitches. Happy 4th! Enjoy your weekend. We are going after new chickens for the coop today. Be nice to have fresh eggs again. I know, the excitement of it all...ha! xoxo

  35. Such a romantic read Happy Birthday to your hottie! Liked to see the progress on the house. Happy 4th, if we don't espeak before.

  36. SO many fun things this week!!! Happiest of birthdays to Mr. Nine and wow! So in love with that Target dress you wore on your Michigan Day Date. So dang cute!!!

  37. Oh my word, what a great post! Love, love, love the Target dress and that little poppy number is stunning on you! You are so super photogenic, seriously. The new house is going to be so fabulous, I am very excited for you all. Enjoy the Mr.'s birthday and a special week with all your men! I cannot wait to see pictures!

  38. Love the flag shirts! So much fun!

  39. Hope Mr. Nine had a wonderful birthday!

    I love your Target dress! Looking fabulous!

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Andrea!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  40. Happy birthday to Mr. Nine! Hope you guys have a great 4th of July!

  41. you and Mr. Nine are seriously the cutest!!
    Thanks for the Canada Day Shout Out!! Happy 4th to you and your tomorrow, hope you're having a FANTASTIC holiday weekend xoxox

  42. LOVE all of these patriotic posts!! Happy 4th babe! Have the best week off!! XOXO


  43. Such a cute couple! :) Happy birthday to your husband + hope you guys have a happy 4th!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  44. Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Mr. Nine's bday. I'm so excited for you about the house. You must be so antsy to get settled but it is such and exciting time.

  45. SO much fun going on in your life! Happy Birthday to your handsome husband and I love all of the red, white, and blue outfits - that vest is so cute! I hope you have an amazing holiday!!! xo

    Trendy & Tidy

  46. What a great week, Andrea!!
    I love the day dates---as we've gotten older, these are our favorite (so we can still be in bed by 9--ha ha)

  47. Happy birthday to your hubby! I love that dress of yours!

  48. Happy Belated Birthday, Monsieur Neuf!

  49. Happy belated birthday to your mister! Love how sweet you guys are to each other! :)


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